Prayer  letter

from the week of August 3

I Lift My Eyes To The Mountains – Where Does My Help Come From?
My Help Comes From The LORD, The Maker Of Heaven And Earth.”  
Psalms 121.1-2

Prayer Matters.

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”  Hebrews 11.1
 
This week, you have heard from Pastor Bill and Carla Kupp on seeking God in your current situation. Praying “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven,” over your circumstances and asking God to help you see him at work in those areas.  

I want to encourage you in those prayers – the upper story – trusting God is who he says he is.  Thank you for praying for our church family and our city.

With great expectation in Christ Jesus,
Ericka Clark

our praises

“He has saved us and called us to a holy life – not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace.”   2 Timothy 1.9a  

  • Thank you, Lord, for blowing in a breath of hope in my life. The funk has gone!
  • I am thankful for our pastors and staff.
  • What a blessing to hear Anne S. play the piano in worship last week. We are thankful for the many gifts and talents being shared with our church family!
  • Praise God who delights in giving us the upper story. We are blessed.
  • Thank you, God - my sister's car sold this week.
  • We are blessed! A wonderful couple from our church washed our windows. So thankful for the great job they did.
  • Praise Jesus - Nargis is out the hospital, and back at Good Sam.
  • Praise the Lord for my continued strength!
  • Thank you, Heavenly Father for bringing peace to my dad at his care facility.
  • Thanks be to God - the piano solo was outstanding and a blessing to us.
  • Praise to the Lord for answered prayers!
  • Want to thank Bill for his timely words each week that seem to speak to what is going on during the week to come. Thanking God that we still worship via Facebook and/or through the Grace of Christ app. Thank you Jesus. Amen.
  • We are thankful for Jon's gift of Buxtehude's Fugue in C Major at the conclusion of the service--uplifting and filled with praise.
  • Thank you for continued prayer for Derek and our children as they are looking for employment.
  • We are grateful for God’s abundance!!!
  • Thrilled to see Gracia de Cristo enveloped within us.
  • To God be the glory – we are thankful for our church staff and all that are trying to get us back to worship together, thank you. Bill, thank you for the loving reminders of God and that we all need to come together as one.

Our prayer requests

“This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”  2 Timothy 1.9b-10

  • Holy Spirit, I need your power to love the hard to love people in my life.
  • God, restore my marriage – bring us back together.
  • Praying for teachers and families as they plan, navigate new paths, and make important decisions about school this fall. Lord have mercy and overwhelm us with your patience.
  • Prayers for churches to be able to gather again for worship.
  • There will be change. Don't get comfortable or complacent. There will be sacrifice. Oh God help us to be ready and willing to embrace all the change that is coming. Prepare our hearts and minds, dear Lord.
  • Please pray for my beautiful sister Kay that she receives peace & healing during these weeks of Chemo.
  • Pray for my friend who is struggling with the high temperatures. Thank you.
  • Even though we cannot be together as a church family we have been able to listen to our services while sitting out in God’s creation where we experience God’s creation while listening to God’s word. Fish jumping out of the water, loons talking to one another, a Blue Heron flying in and landing on a log and Eagles flying through the air. This has been an amazing opportunity to worship in God’s amazing creation. Thank you, Jesus for this opportunity. 
  • Prayers that God watches over me and keeps me safe during heart procedure Monday morning.
  • That God is in control and I should remember that and be thankful.
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 (ESV)

LORD, Hear our prayers!  We love you Jesus – in your name we pray, AMEN.

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We'd love to pray for you & join you in your praises!